Librarian's don't read on the job

Creator
Carney, Michael; Aman, Holger
Description

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

In this conference presentation, Michael and Holger investigated the way in which people’s expectations of becoming a librarian match their lived experiences. Is a day working as a librarian full of reading books, constructing Dewey numbers and avoiding eye contact with people? Or is it a dynamic, rapidly changing vocation that calls upon highly developed communication skills and a strong connection to contemporary society?

Speaking from their own experiences and drawing on results of a survey from other librarians, Michael and Holger want to explore people’s perceptions of what a librarian is, and how this role will evolve into the future.

Publisher
Deakin, ACT : Australian Library and Information Association
Date
2014
Type
Format
Language
en
Relation
http://repo.alia.org.au/sites/default/files/documents/conference_program.pdf
Coverage
Australia
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License